In August, “Rimbenieks” Music Festival jointly organized by the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and the local government of South Kurzeme Municipality, which is returning to delight the audience for the second time already, is touring South Kurzeme with 14 different concerts.
The main content of the Festival is chamber music, and at the first of three concerts taking place in Liepāja, music lovers will be able to enjoy the interplay between violinist Madara Liepiņa and pianist Artūrs Liepiņš.
Madara Liepiņa after her studies at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music has mastered the art of playing the violin in Italy with the famous teacher Roberto Mutoni; she has also participated and received awards in many international competitions in Italy and other parts of the world, and now, after studying in Italy, Madara has returned home to Latvia and is actively giving concerts, also together with her brother, Daumants Liepiņš, who is one of the most outstanding Latvian pianists.
Artūrs Liepiņš was born and raised in Talsi, and the art of sound has fascinated him since childhood. He learned to play the piano at the Talsi Music School, and then improved his skills at the Ingesund College of Music in Sweden, and also in Norway.
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): 4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): French Suite No.4 in E flat major, BWV 815
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Violin Sonata in G minor “Didone Abbandonata”
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Mazurkas, Op. 24
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Three Romances, Op. 94
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): 12 Variations on “Se vuol ballare” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, WoO 40
Madara Liepiņa (violin)
Artūrs Liepiņš (piano)
Supported by: the Ministry of Culture and South Kurzeme Municipality